Project COSAFE is a four-years collaborative project funded by EU Horizon 2020 RISE programme. It starts from 2018 and ends at 2021.
Road accidents and traffic congestion are serious problems for global
transport systems. More than 1.2 million people die each year on the roads
due to road accidents. Connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles are two
promising technologies that can improve road transport safe and
efficiency, but they both have inherent shortcomings. This project
proposes an innovative solution of cooperative connected intelligent
vehicles, where vehicular communications technology and resource sharing
and cooperation are exploited, to tackle the road transport challenges,
and deliver enhanced road safety and efficiency.
An international cross-sector and cross-disciplinary consortium
consisting of world leading academic institutions, prominent industry and
policymaker partners is created to collaborate on developing innovative
CIV technologies and applications, with the support of novel vehicle
communications and cooperative resource sharing. Advanced research
technologies in vehicle communication, vehicle edge computing, machine
learning, data fusion, advanced driving systems, and cellular network
resource management will be applied to tackle the associated challenges.
The resulting CIV technologies and applications will help reduce road
accidents, improve transportation efficiency and reduce traffic
congestion. They hold great potential for technology innovation, and are
directly applicable to autonomous driving, smart cities, Internet of
Things and the wider scientific community.
With competent and complementary expertise of the partners and their extensive international research collaboration experience, COSAFE will promote knowledge sharing, foster research innovation, enhance the potentials of participating researchers, and contribute to the European competitiveness and leadership in the automotive and ICT sectors. Existing research links among the partners will be strengthened. New and sustainable collaborations will be developed to build up world-class research in road safety systems.
Project COSAFE has the following research objectives: